Virtually Settled: Tips for Online Labor Negotiation Projects


  • James E. Wanek Boise State University


Many labor relations and collective bargaining courses make use of labor negotiation simulations to give students  the  opportunity to practice  negotiations skills and learn about human resource management policies.  Teaching these courses online via the internet need not be a barrier to incorporating a labor negotiation simulation between groups of students.  This paper presents tips and suggestions, learned over fourteen semesters, for scheduling class activities, forming groups, and managing a labor bargaining simulation among undergraduate online students.  Topics discussed include: Scheduling and Timing of the Project, Organization of the Project Website, Group Pages and Communication, Negotiating Online, and Evaluating the Project and Assigning Grades.


How to Cite

Wanek, J. E. (2009). Virtually Settled: Tips for Online Labor Negotiation Projects. Journal of Human Resources Education, 3(1). Retrieved from